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Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College (CEP) serves as the non-credit educational arm of Hunter College, of the City University of New York. CEP meets the professional, academic and cultural needs of our rapidly changing global community. Our programs: the International English Language Institute (IELI), Continuing Education, Parliamo Italiano, CEP Online, and The Writing Center- CE, offer over 250 courses and certificate programs. More than 8,000 students annually enroll in CEP courses offered in spring, summer and fall semesters. The International English Language Institute (IELI), created in 1976, offers all levels of English as a Second Language instruction. Continuing Education has offered a rich variety of certificate programs, personal enrichment and professional development courses since 1998. Parliamo Italiano, a leader in Italian language instruction, joined CEP in June 2011. CEP Online e-learning launched summer 2015. The Writing Center-CE has offered an annual Writers’ Conference and an exciting cultural showcase of literary events since joining CEP in September 2010. Become a part of CEP at Hunter and learn the skills you need to excel in today’s world.


Our Programs:


The International English Language Institute at Hunter College (IELI) is the place to come to master English language skills. Whether you are just beginning to learn English or know it pretty well, our academic and professional language programs will give you the level of skills you need. So come join us as 2,500 other students do each year, and start on the road to success.


Continuing Education (CE) is the program to take to learn the latest professional skills needed to get and keep the job of your dreams or simply to broaden your knowledge of the world around you. We offer a variety of cutting-edge Certificate Programs in the hottest fields today including: Graphic Design, Web Programming, Marketing, Medical Coding, Interpretation/Translation, Legal Studies, TESOL, and many more. Let us help you unlock the key to career success and personal enrichment.


Parliamo Italiano, our Italian language institute, has a 30 year track record of giving you the cultivated Italian skills you need for professional and social success. We offer all levels of Italian courses, conveniently scheduled during daytime, evening or weekend hours. Come join us and start speaking and writing the language of great opera and literature today.


CEP Online, the department’s online division, offers classes in academic and business writing, Microsoft Office hybrid courses, online driver’s education and more.


The Lewis Burke Frumkes Center for Writing and Culture aims to provide unique cultural opportunities to the public for little to no cost. Under the direction of Lewis Burke Frumkes, The Center has welcomed a number of luminaries in the fields of literature, science, and mathematics.  At The Frumkes Center, our mission is to provide the New York City community with high quality cultural and educational experiences at an unbeatable cost. 

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